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Google will extend ultra-fast internet project to Kansas City, Mo

Kansas City will get hooked up to the much-touted Google Inc. fiber-optic network that previously was announced for Kansas City, Kan., officials announced Tuesday.

New Kansas City Mayor Sly James held a Tuesday morning announcement at Union Station to explain the Google news, which he said makes the city the most attractive on the planet to entrepreneurs and is a “huge win for the entire region.” The service — more than 100 times faster than what’s available to most Americans — will launch early next year, pending City Council approvals; the cities on either side of the Missouri-Kansas state line are the only two slated for the initiative.

[Kansas City Business Journal]